Powering Progress: New Zealand's Largest Battery Now Energises WEL Networks' Local Grid

Robotron New Zealand in partnership with NewPower Energy (NewPower) and Infratec NZ (Infratec) have made history by connecting the largest battery in New Zealand to the WEL local lines network.

As we reflect on this monumental achievement, it's essential to dive deeper into what made this project a resounding success:
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Robotron. It has been an incredible achievement by all involved to navigate the complex NZ Electricity Market requirements and develop a future proofed electricity trading system that incorporates the innovation that Robotron brings to the table”, emphasises the GM of NewPower Energy Ricky Smith.   

  • Seamless Integration:robotron*esales Portfolio Management Module seamlessly integrated with NewPower’s operational workflows, demonstrating the power of adaptable software solutions in complex energy projects.
  • Innovative Trading Algorithm: A game-changer in the project was the implementation of a cutting-edge trading algorithm designed in house by Infratec NZ. This algorithm, meticulously coded to run the Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) based on inputs from robotron*esales and IoT sensors, optimises energy trading strategies and maximises revenue streams.
  • Real-Time Decision Making: One of the standout features of the collaboration was the ability to make data-driven decisions in real-time. This agility is crucial in the energy sector, where market and environmental conditions change rapidly.
  • Global Standards, Local Impact: This project not only set a new standard for energy storage in New Zealand but also positioned us as pioneers in this space. Our commitment to excellence and innovation puts us at the forefront of the sustainable energy movement.

Looking Ahead: The success story is far from over. The project has laid the groundwork for future initiatives aimed at expanding renewable energy capabilities and further reducing carbon footprints across New Zealand and beyond.

A Greener Tomorrow: Every kWh stored and managed efficiently contributes to a healthier planet. Our efforts today are a step towards a sustainable, energy-efficient future for generations to come.

This achievement was made possible through the hard work, dedication, and vision of every team member involved. Together, we've shown what's possible when innovation meets determination.
Follow our journey as we continue to break barriers and set new benchmarks in the energy sector. This is just the beginning!

NewPower Energy and Infratec are sister companies, both subsidiaries of WEL Networks Limited. NewPower is the owner, operator, maintainer and trader of solar and BESS generation. Infratec is the leading engineering, procurement and construction company of solar and BESS in NZ and the pacific.